Four people, among them a woman, perished when a crane hit a rickshaw and motorcycles due to a brake failure in Gujranwala here on Friday.

According to rescuers, three people were injured in the accident that took place near Awan Chowk.

Police officials associate the mishap with a brake failure of the crane. Identity of the victims could not be ascertained immediately.

A rescue team moved the injured to a nearby hospital for medical assistance. Police have registered a case and started investigation into the incident.